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* Press Release by PRO, AMU

ALIGARH November 10:  The Deans of Faculties and Principals of Colleges of Aligarh Muslim University have urged the agitating students and teachers to call off their agitations and create a conducive atmosphere for the reopening of the University as soon as possible. The appeal was made after the meeting held on November 8-9, 2009.

The University has decided to declare the winter vacation from November 15 to minimize the loss of working days. It was also resolved to re-open the University in a phased manner by giving priority to students belonging to the faculties of Medicine, Unani Medicine, Engineering and Technology, management and +2 second year. Although there was no mention of any particular date for the reopening of the University, however it may take place in the first week of December providing the agitating leaders of students and teachers work for a conducive atmosphere in the campus for such a decision, sources said. The meeting of Deans also endorsed that the code of conduct and discipline rules 1985 be applied in all cases of indiscipline.

The meeting has also decided to organize parent-teacher meetings in all the faculties and schools to create a conducive environment for smooth functioning of the University.

AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis while discussing the issues relating to the agitation carried by the AMU Teachers’ Association, said that he had a fruitful interaction with office bearers of Teachers’ Association and some other teachers belonging to the other segment. The Vice Chancellor has appealed to all of them to cooperate in maintaining the dignity and image of the University.

AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Azis has appealed to the Teachers’ Association to withdraw their dharna and assured them that the latest representation received from Tariq Islam will be given due consideration.

Prof. Azis also stressed that in meetings held in the campus teachers should maintain highest degree of decorum true to the traditions of AMU. The Executive Council will meet on November 21 and 22, 2009 to review the situation and take follow up action, he added.


(Dr. Rahat Abrar)

Public Relations Officer